VIA pays for world to pray

Chip firm funds Millennium Prayerboard

VIA, the Taiwanese chip firm led by devout Christian Wen Chi Chen, is sponsoring the new www.worldpray.com Web site.

This will provide an "interactive global forum for people to post their prayers and aspirations for the new millennium" The site features an interactive Millennium Prayerboard, where people can post their prayers and thoughts for the new Millennium.

There is also a "Heavenly Portal section which contains hundreds of links to leading Christian churches and educational, entertainment, and bible reading resources on the Internet".

Material is published in English and Chinese.

VIA boss Chen said: "The worldpray.com Web site allows us to leverage the power of modern high technology to provide a place where people from different countries and cultural and social backgrounds can come together over the Internet and find peace through the glory of God."

VIA is promoting the site with an big advertising push, both online and in English and Chinese print media. The company's ultimate goal is to make "worldpray.com one of the leading global Christian communities on the Internet", Chen revealed

Sponsorship of the site is in accordance with VIA's Christian values, he said. ®

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